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Blue River, Wisconsin

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Welcome to Blue River ...

The village of Blue River is located in Grant County.

The location of Blue River has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

A typical abbreviation for Blue River: Blue Riv.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Blue River has a population of 419 people<2> (see below for details).

Blue River is 660 feet [201 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Blue River lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Blue River lies within the (608) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Blue River had a population of 434 people. This makes Blue River the county's 33rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 434 people, the population of Blue River increased 1.17% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 429 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Blue River had an population of 419 people. This is a decrease of 3.46% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.33% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Blue River.

Communities near Blue River ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Boscobel   [Map]   3,120   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Buena Vista   [Map]   1,834   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Clayton   [Map]   914   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Fennimore   [Map]   2,482   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Highland   [Map]   835   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lone Rock   [Map]   851   E   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Blue River.

Communities Also Named Blue River ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Blue River - they are located in British Columbia, Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky and Oregon.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Blue River.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Blue River. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Blue River. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Blue River.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Blue River:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Blue River ...

Looking for more information about Blue River? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Blue River? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Blue River, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Blue River.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Grant County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Blue River. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Grant County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Blue River.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Blue River - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blue River) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Blue River. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Blue River

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1861, Longitude: -90.5726     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blue River have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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